Grand Electric Cooperative has been awarded more than $20 million for damages caused by the October, 2013, blizzard. The funds approved by South Dakota's Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The public-assistance will reimburse the cooperative for repair or replacement of power lines and poles damaged by the storm in Butte, Corson, Harding, Meade, Perkins and Ziebach counties.
The federal share of reimbursement of eligible damages is nearly $17.8 million, or 75 percent of the cost. The state's 10 percent share is nearly $2.4 million. Grand Electric provides the remaining 15 percent, about $3.6 million.